Admissions & Financial Aid Blog

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Alternative Spring Break: My Experience in Miami
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How Rochester Students Spend Spring Break
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Highlights from Junior Year: Fall
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UR Students Helping Honduras: Spring Break in Honduras
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“Now What?” Designing Your Transfer Plan to Rochester
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Top Five Spring Break 2019 Moments
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Going to College Close to Home
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What’s “Special” About Special Interest Housing?
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Who’s Making Waves?
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A Cappella at Rochester

Alternative Spring Break: My Experience in Miami

Picture spring break, specifically spring break in Miami. What comes to mind? Lots of drinking, partying, beaches, and overall chaos, right? What if I were to tell you I spent my spring break in Miami this year…doing volunteer work? Might you change your mind? It’s not exactly typical I know, but don’t write me off[…]

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How Rochester Students Spend Spring Break

Every year around spring break, University of Rochester students are scrambling to finalize their plans and keep up with the current midterm season. Spring break this year at the University of Rochester was from March 8–17, giving students a little over a week from freedom from their rigorous class schedules. Here are some of the[…]

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Highlights from Junior Year: Fall

Hi everyone! Now that spring of my junior year is underway, I thought I would share with you what fall of my junior year was like. Overall, I would give it a big thumbs up, given that I learned to manage my time better and put more effort into my classes and extracurricular activities. But[…]

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UR Students Helping Honduras: Spring Break in Honduras

“We won’t change the world over spring break. But we can learn about and observe the long term partnerships SHH has with communities to decrease violence and poverty for their kids.” – Jamie Barter, James Madison University UR Students Helping Honduras (SHH) is an organization dedicated to raising funds to improve education and living conditions[…]

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“Now What?” Designing Your Transfer Plan to Rochester

by Sarah Gerin, Senior Admissions Counselor “Now what?” This is a question that can come up at many points throughout the college application process, or even after you have made your decision. Plans and goals can change as you do. No matter what your particular path is, if you are a curious, passionate, and motivated[…]

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Top Five Spring Break 2019 Moments

Hi everyone! Now that spring break is over and we’re all back to the normal hustle and bustle of campus, I thought I might share what I did over break with you all. After going back and forth for over a month, I decided to *drumroll* go to New York City with my roommates! This[…]

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Going to College Close to Home

For all you folks who live in Rochester and the surrounding area, you may be wondering if it’s a good choice to go to college close to home. As somebody going to college on the other side of the country from where I call home, I can’t speak to that, so here are what my[…]

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What’s “Special” About Special Interest Housing?

As hard as it is to believe, we’re already hitting the middle of the spring semester. You know what that means—it’s time for midterms, mud, and deciding where you want to live for the following semester. Sorry to those of you who live off campus, this post is going to be for people who are[…]

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Who’s Making Waves?

Waves? How? When? And who? What’s the next big thing on campus? All of these will be answered in this blog, which is the first in a series of blogs that intends to spotlight the people, clubs and organizations who are working to shake this campus. PASA, or the Pan African Students Association, is one[…]

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A Cappella at Rochester

When I started at Rochester, I was taken aback by how many a cappella groups there are here. I’m not a singer and therefore wasn’t interested in joining one, but I was still curious about what distinguishes one group from another. For those of you who are also wondering this, here is a breakdown of[…]

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